In the 1960s, a man named Frank C. Smith found himself living in an isolated African coastal village.
He was born into a middle-class family, and after high school, Smith took a job at a small restaurant in the small town of Mpeketoni, located some 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Accra.
Smith worked as a cook and served meals to locals, but it wasn’t until he joined a local fishing village that he realized his new life was about to change.
In his hometown, the sea flowers were abundant and the villagers loved them, so Smith decided to give them away.
Smith began collecting sea flowers from the surrounding area and reselling them at his restaurant.
By the late 1970s, Smith’s restaurant was booming and he soon began selling thousands of sea flowers to locals.
The island of Lomani became one of the main tourist destinations for African travelers, and in 1980, Smith opened his second restaurant, which sold sea flowers in bulk to local hotels.
By 1983, the restaurant had become a global brand and Smith was known as “the king of sea.”
Today, Smith still sells sea flowers and sea plants at his second store on Lomania, and he is considered one of Africa’s most successful chefs.
He has sold millions of sea flower souvenirs and has opened other restaurants in places like Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria.
Smith and his family moved to the United States when he was in his late 20s.
Today, he runs a seafood and fish-processing company, and his wife, Ann, is a professor of botany at the University of Georgia.
After spending most of his career in Accra, Smith decided he wanted to live the life he was born to lead and to travel the world.
In 1991, Smith married his second wife, Patricia, who was a seamstress.
In 1993, they purchased a $300,000, four-bedroom home in the coastal town of Lake Charles, Louisiana, about a two-hour drive from New Orleans.
Smith lived there for the next 13 years, until he died in 2010 at the age of 78.
In 2016, the Smiths moved to New Orleans to celebrate his 85th birthday.
The family, who are now in their 90s, now own the property.
After visiting his former house, Smith was approached by a local resident who asked Smith if he would like to take a tour of the home.
Smith agreed and was accompanied by the local guide, a local fisherman, and a local landowner.
When Smith walked into the home, he immediately saw the beauty of the place.
The place was beautiful, the people were friendly, and the food was wonderful.
He said he didn’t even think twice about leaving.
“This is one of those moments when you feel like you’ve seen the world,” Smith said in a video from the family’s Facebook page.
The following year, Smith purchased the land and moved the family to Lake Charles.
Now, the family lives in a six-bedroom house, with the two-story house they’ve built on the property as their home.
The house sits on an island with the lake and is surrounded by acres of grassy, rocky land.
The Smiths now live in a five-bedroom cottage with their two cats and a three-legged dog.
Smith also owns a boat, which he has used to go fishing in the lake for nearly three decades.
In 2017, Smith became a patron of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, where he has been studying the wildlife life in the area.
The department oversees the Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge system, which includes the Lake Charles region, and provides funding for the island.
In 2019, Smith bought a small boat and spent the summer traveling the island, collecting sea flower samples.
In 2018, Smith also started selling sea flowers at his new restaurant.
In the past two years, he has sold thousands of items, including thousands of different sea flowers.
“There are no hard feelings,” Smith told Fortune.
“It’s been great.
I get to travel around the world, and this is my life.
I don’t have any regrets.
We just did what we wanted to do.”
In addition to sea flower sales, Smith has also started collecting sea plants and selling them online.
He says he has collected more than 150,000 plants, which has earned him a reputation for his collection.
As Smith grew up, he grew up watching the sea and saw its potential for survival in many parts of the world and the beauty and power of the sea.
In recent years, Smith began to notice the popularity of sea plants in Africa and the United Kingdom, and began to explore the idea of starting a company to offer them to tourists.
“I realized that people were interested in this because it’s so beautiful and the ocean is beautiful,”